This is what BITS (Blues In The South / UK) wrote about us in their January 2020 issue:
This Dutch duo comprising multi-instrumentalist and label boss Jan Mittendorp and bass player/ drummer Jasper Mortier teamed up with singer Jan Hidding, of group The Cuban Heels, and the results, previously available as single tracks, are now gathered together on this three-track digital EP. The three men achieve a fine blend of classic blues and soul sounds with modern day electronics and a bit of blues-rock. ‘Rosie’ is known from the collection of folklorist Alan Lomax, and its work-song roots are intact here, though with a definite contemporary edge; ‘I Don’t Want’ is slow, expansive, moody and bluesy, whilst ‘All The Way Down’ has a slight tinge of the subtle soul-tinged British blues-rock sound of late 60s/ early 70s group Free, though the electronics definitely add something new and different whilst keeping the mood – there’s even a harmonica break!. This release is not for the diehard purists of course, but do investigate if you are interested.
ElectroBluesSociety – Jasper Mortier and Jan Mittendorp – are notorious for their good taste in temporary vocalists and they have, once again, made a fine choice by inviting Jan Hidding – from blues revivalists Cuban Heels – to add his vocal class to the three songs that make up this EP. As you might imagine, given that all concerned have an impressive track record in taking people to 12 bar nirvana, these three songs are polished yet eminently causal things. Nothing is rushed but never does their intent falter. The songs are laidback much in the way that a seventies blues/funk crossover band might have performed them and, while these three good gentlemen drift away from the rigidity expected of the blues format, it is never in doubt that their collective heart is in the right and true place. Listening to these three songs serves as a timely reminder of why real musicianship played with passion can never be replaced or matched by the computer. It’s an organic thing and that’s the truth.
Best song? The ever rolling “Rosie”. The verdict? Pure class.
Today KuvVer Records released our new single:
KR 612 – ElectroBluesSociety feat Karin Roerdink – Back To Black
Earlier this year we did a recording session with dutch female singer Karin Roerdink and here is the first result from that session. It is a cover version from a famous Amy Winehouse song.
The single is released digital only and is available on all digital platforms.
Today Black and Tan Records released our new single
B&T 971 – ElectroBluesSociety – Be Allright
this time it is a new and original song. This new track is released digital only and available on all the download and streaming platforms. Here are the links to a few popular ones.
today KuvVer Records released a new single from our session with Boo Boo Davis
KR 608 – ElectroBluesSociety feat Boo Boo Davis – Evil
Here is the fourth track from the recording session that we did in October last year with Mississippi blues man Boo Boo Davis. Together we went back to the classic Chicago blues and this time it’s another Howlin Wolf classic with a little ‘electrofication’. This song was a regular in the repertoire of the Davis Brothers Band in the sixties and the seventies.
The track is released digital only and available on all download and streaming platforms. Here are a few links
this what Norman Darwen wrote in BLUES IN THE SOUTH about one of the singles we released together with Boo Boo Davis:
ElectroBluesSociety feat Boo Boo Davis – Tell Me (KuvVer Records 605)
Mississippi born singer and drummer Boo Boo Davis goes back to his roots on this “digital single” from KuvVer Records. He used to sing this Howling Wolf song with The Davis Brothers Band when they played in a juke joint in Saint Louis. Maybe the tough vocal and wailing harmonica were more or less the same, even the loping rhythm, as the electronics are not really in evidence here, meaning that this is just a very fine, down-home blues performance. More please!
There is no better night of the year to return to Sweet Home Chicago than Christmas Eve, Xmas in Chi-town during the Reign of King Richard (Daley) the First (“Too ra loo ra loo ral…”) was a joyous fulcrum week at the bottom of the year filled with food, spirits, parties, singing, crying and fighting. Even now I can close my eyes and fill my sinuses with the heavenborn heat of clean steam rising from the boiled fresh meats which would then swirl and fight with the ancient greasy smoke of the grilled meats at every restaurant vent on the block as I cruised alleys on foot homeward from Maxwell Street on Christmas morning fingering the night’s haul and minding the curves, always minding the curves. Or was it Taylor Street? Too old to care now. Musical giants Jan Mittendorp and Jasper Mortier form ElectroBluesSociety and this week they have teamed with Mississippi bluesman Boo Boo Davis to revive another great song. This time it’s the Elmore James classic, “Dust My Broom,” Enjoy.
Today KuvVer Records released the third single from our recording session with Boo Boo Davis in October this year.
KR 607 – ElectroBluesSociety feat Boo Boo Davis – Dust My Broom
Another cover version of a classic blues song and this time one that was made famous by Elmore James.
As you can hear we added only a little bit of ‘electrification’
The single is released digital only and available on all stream and download platforms
this is what BluesBunny said about our new single:
The blues is always where it is at and ElectroBluesSociety have, once again, drafted in Boo Boo Davis to turn their respectful cover of “Smokestack Lightnin” into something organic and timeless. It is all done right and that’s a fact.
this is what EastPortlandBlog wrote about our new single:
Smokestack Lightnin – ElectroBluesSociety feat Boo Boo Davis
This is so beautiful it hurts. This is live Chicago blues. I’m thirty years past Chicago and I’d swear I rode the Englewoood-Howard B Train tonight, shared a bottle of Christian Brothers on the down low and got clotheslined by “the Hawk” wind when I transferred for the Ravenswood line. Heaven on a bone, Smiffy’s Ribs, testifyin’ for the blues, the signal’s coming in strong, someone got set free tonight.